Swift County's 120th fair set to begin Wednesday

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Swift County’s 120th annual fair gets underway next Wednesday, Aug. 16, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Swift County Fairgrounds in Appleton.

Admission to the Swift County Fair is $2 per person, $2 per car, or $10 for one person and one car for all five days.

Midwest Rides and Concessions is back to handle the midway games and attractions, which opens at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16.  Riders can take advantage of a special $1 per ride offering from 6-9 p.m. the first night.

While these prices are very low for a great evening of entertaiment, the main music events are high quality and free. The free entertainment starts with Wednesday, Aug. 16 with The White Sidewalls in the Chuck Brown Building at 7 p.m.  

Other featured free entertainment acts in the Chuck Brown Building are:  • the Johnny Holm Band at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17; • The Wendinger Band at noon, Friday, Aug. 18; • the Fabulous Armadillos at 9 p.m., Friday; • the Blues Brothers Revue at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19; • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, a Fireworks Show, and the Nasty Habit Band, Saturday, Aug. 19; • and the State Fair Talent Contest, 70s Magic Sunshine Band, and another Fireworks Show, Sunday, Aug. 20.

Swift County 4-H activities will be taking place all five days, and the popular Demolition Derby is set for both Friday and Saturday nights at the Grandstand.  

Also taking place this year are demonstrations by the High School Robotics team and Agralite (electrical safety), along with Clueless the Balloon Twister, kids face painting, Animal Talks Exotic Zoo, and much more.

There are also a number of other events taking place all weekend, including free rootbeer floats at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Chuck Brown Building; a Bake and Taste pie contest, followed by an ice cream and pie social, Friday, Aug. 18; a Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19; the Swift County Rib Fest and Craft Beer Tasting at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19; My Dolly and Me Contest at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 20; a Medallion Hunt, Sunday, Aug. 20; and a Fireworks Show at dusk, Sunday to close out the 2017 Swift County Fair.

Exhibitor guides are available at various locations, which highlight the many activities, rules, and judging guidelines for the Swift County Fair.  You can also check out the www.swiftcountyfair.org website.


Other Swift County Fair information:

Swift County Fair Association Members:  president-Joe Panzer; vice-president-Chuck Wilts; secretary-Eric Turnquist; treasurer-Kevin Wilkening; other members-Randy Ascheman, Tim Bakken, Luverne Flower, Laurie Henneberg, John Holtz, Jane Saulsbury, Dan Schliep, Jackie Schmidt, Scott Smith, Jane Stassen, and Elaine Mitteness. 

Friends of the Fair-Tom Hoffman, Neil Larson, Dale Moser, and Stan Glimsdal, Jr.

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